Will and Testament of
Andrew J. Moore
I Andrew J. Moore of Gold Point in the County of Hamilton
and State of Tennessee, being at this date of sound and disposing mind and
memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, revoking and
annulling all former wills by me at any time made.
I commend my spirit to my merciful Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier,
and in the hope of a joyful ressurrection I commit my body in Christian burial
to the dust whence it came, directing that it be decently buried.
I direct that out of the proceeds of my estate all my honest debts (if
any at the time of my death) be paid, together with a reasonable sum for my
proper burial, and including the expenses of administration, shall be paid by
I am the owner and posessor of one hundred acres of land more or less,
situated in the First Dist. Of Hamilton County, Tennessee, purchased by me
from the heirs of Bird Thomas. Said land was purchased with the pension
money belonging to the children of Ambrose Johnson who were under sixteen
years of age at the time of his death, to wit: Hattie Johnson, Charlie
Johnson, and Andrew Elijah Johnson, said money was paid by the Government of
the United Sates to me as the Guardian of the children aforesaid, and invested
in said property for their use and benefit.
In view therefor of the above transaction, I will and bequeath unto
Hattie, Charles, and Andrew E. Johnson, children aforementioned, all and
severally the above described property.
I hereby appoint executor of this my last and testament, J. C. Rodgers,
Sr. but bond and oath is specially waived.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal on this the
26th day of October, 1906.
Andrew J. Moore
Signed by the said Andrew J. Moore, as and for his last will and
testament, in the presence of the undersigned, who at his request and in his
sight and presence, has subscribed our names hereto as attesting witnesses,
the date and date above written.
Witnesses L. B. Jones
E. H. Matthews
Pro Rec No 13, Page 360
Filed Novr 20th, 1908
Hamilton Co., TN Will Book 3, pg. 555
and submitted by